Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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(Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora')
KARE-ee-ah jah-PON-ih-kah
Genus:  Kerria
This plant is a double-flowered cultivar of a suckering shrub from China and Japan. 'Pleniflora' is a very vigorous grower and bears large, fluffy yellow flowers in spring. It is slightly less hardy than the species. Leaves are sharply toothed and bright green. Grow in a shrub border or an open woodland area.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Large, pompom-like double yellow flowers. Very vigorous.
Care:  Grow in full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Take greenwood cuttings in summer, or divide in fall.
Problems:  Coral spot, fireblight, leaf and twig blight, and canker sometimes occur.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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